Promotions at American Axle and Manufacturing
April 17, 2004—American Axle has made numerous appointments at their executive level.
Yogendra N.Rahangdale was named chairman of the operating committee. According to the companys press release, he will supervise vice presidents of the driveline and metal products division, the program management and launch divisions, quality assurance and customer satisfaction initatives, materials management and logistics, as well as the directors of industrial engineering and productivity, and capital and capacity planning.
Thomas O. Delanoy was appointed to the position of vice president of quality assurance and management. Previously, he was the companys executive director of material and production control.
John Sofia was named vice president of quality assurance and customer satisfaction.
Charles B. Comeau was appointed as general manager of U.S.operations at Driveline.
Other promotions include: Kenneth Koncilja to the position of executive director of internal audits, Gerald Costner to production control and materials management, Michael Dorah to director of global supply base management, Dr. Robert Karban Jr. to director of advanced quality planning, Donald L. Joseph as plant manager of Detroit Gear & Axle, and Lawrence Oliver as plant manager at Three Rivers Driveline.